News from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
June 16, 2008

Phone: (603) 271-3211
Email: info@wildlife.nh.gov
For information and online licenses, visit http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us

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CONTACT:         
Linda Verville: (603) 271-2461
Kristine Rines: (603) 744-5470
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211
June 16, 2008

Moose Lottery Drawing Is Friday, June 20, 2008

CONCORD, N.H. -- The annual drawing to select the lucky hunters who will be offered a permit to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall will be held on Friday, June 20, 2008, at 9:00 a.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive in Concord, N.H.  Fish and Game will issue 515 moose hunting permits this year.  The public and interested media are invited to be on hand to watch the excitement as the names are drawn.  Winners are selected through a computerized random drawing.

Radio personalities Peter St. James and Ken Cail will broadcast live from Fish and Game headquarters that morning from 6 - 10 a.m., with drawing results starting at 9 a.m. Tune in to radio station WTPL (107.7 FM), which can be heard from Nashua to the Lakes Region; or in the Upper Valley, the broadcast can be heard on 94.3 FM or 1400 AM.  The station will also stream the audio on their website, www.WTPLFM.com.

Lottery results will also be available online -- official lists of winners and alternates will be posted on the Fish and Game website at www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Hunting/Moose_hunt/2008_Moose_Winners.htm by 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 20, 2008.  (Please be patient; the large spike in web traffic on lottery day sometimes causes download delays.)

Fish and Game logo merchandise will be available for purchase from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on moose lottery day (June 20), including a chance to pre-order the new 2008 moose hunt lottery T-shirt. (You don't have to win the lottery to buy a shirt.  An online order form will also be posted on Friday.)  Logo T-shirts, camo hats, denim shirts and fleece vests are a great way to show your support for Fish and Game!

More than 15,000 applicants entered the lottery for the chance to win a permit for the 2008 moose season, which runs from October 18 to 26.  In addition, nearly 1,000 people submitted an application for a point only and are not included in the lottery.  (A bonus point system improves people's chances of winning for each consecutive year they enter and are not selected.)

For more about moose hunting in New Hampshire, visit www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_moose.htm.

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